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President Akıncı reiterates “fundamental” parameters of Cyprus Talks

  Having been under attack from his own side for supposedly diluting the vital elements of the Turkish Cypriot negotiating position, particularly on the issue of security and Turkey’s guarantees, President Mustafa Akıncı has been at pains to stress nothing could be further from the truth. Speaking at the Akıncılar Festival on 6 May, the […]

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At least 11 refugees found dead off coast of Karpaz in Cyprus

  There were tragic scenes along the Karpaz coastline yesterday, Monday 14 May, as bodies of 11 refugees washed up on the shore or were found in the sea by the TRNC Coastguard. On Monday morning, a local villager saw the bodies of two males on a beach in Dipkarpaz and alerted the authorities. A […]

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North Cyprus: 33 electricity prices hikes in 18 years
 

An announcement by the TRNC coalition government earlier this month that electricity prices were again increasing has been heavily criticised. It is the thirty-third such increase in North Cyprus in the past 18 years. According to a 6 May report by Ali Cansu in Turkish Cypriot daily Kıbrıs, consumers have faced a price rise every […]

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2018 CONIFA World Cup: North Cyprus match dates, tickets and more

On 31 May 2018, the alternative world cup will kick off in the British capital and one of the sixteen teams competing in the tournament is North Cyprus. Sponsored by Paddy Power and organised by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA), the 2018 CONIFA World Cup in London is a chance for countries and […]

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TRNC officials seize toxic tomatoes and peppers following lab tests

  Tests conducted by North Cyprus’ Department of Agriculture between 27 April and 3 May 2018 found the levels of pesticides used on most imported and home-grown produce, such as peppers, strawberries and tomatoes, to be within legally acceptable levels. However, 6% of the produce failed their toxicity tests. A list issued by the Department […]

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President Trump nominates Dr Mehmet Oz to be on his sports and fitness council

On Friday, the White House announced President Trump’s intentions to appoint a variety of renowned individuals to key positions in his Administration. Among the names was Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and TV personality whose show Donald Trump appeared on during the 2016 Presidential campaign. Dr Oz is one of […]